Past Events 2019

2019 Past Events





Here are some of the events that Barbara Lazaroff helped with, spoke at, or supported in 2019.

Chinois on Main New Years Eve celebration seeing in 2020

Chinois on Main’s
Winter Wonderland Masquerade Ball

The snow will be falling (somewhere) but the party will be hot hot hot at Chinois on New Years Eve!❄

It’s time to…
party, dance, and celebrate with bubbles in your glass,
a mask on your face
and a gourmet dinner on your plate.
Ring in the New Year with fabulous friends and enchanting entertainment in our very own mystical Wonderland.

Along with the incredible cuisine, we will have DJ throughout the night, plus stunning decorations and party favors.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 

Chinois On Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-392-3037

Chinois on Main New Years Eve celebration seeing in 2020

Barbara Lazaroff at the Chinois on Main New Years Eve celebration❄❄Early Seating (6:00/6:30 – 9:00)❄❄

Tempura ahi tuna sashimi with fresh uni sauce
Chinois chicken salad
Shanghai lobster with curry sauce & crispy spinach
Grilled Szechuan beef with cilantro shallot sauce
New Year’s sweet treats

$125 per person (menu only)
(tax, tip & beverage NOT included)

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❄❄Late Seating (9:30- next year)❄❄

Amuse bouche
Sweet onion parmesan soup, crab cake and yuzu lemon
Thinly sliced Japanese Snapper sashimi, sweet potato fries and Habanero aioli
Potato wrapped seabass, wild mushrooms, red wine sauce
Filet of beef, garlic potato puree red wine shallots sauce
Sweet New Year’s Treats

$225.00 per person (menu only)
(tax, tip & beverage NOT included)


Annual New Year's Eve Masquerade logo Spago Beverly Hills

New Year’s Eve 2019 at Spago Beverly Hills

Spago Beverly Hills offers several ways to celebrate your New Years experience. Early Seating to ring in the New Year after dinner or joining us as 2020 rolls in.

Spago NYE or BAR EXPERIENCE Early Seating 2019
Seatings from 5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

Join us for a spectacular dinner before you ring in the New Year elsewhere.
Three-Course “Selection” Pre-Fixe Menu (choices for each course)
Your table is available until 8:30 p.m., at which point the restaurant must reset for the Masquerade.
$165 per person

Three Masquerade Experience options
Seatings from at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Masquerade Showroom Experience
Seating in our decorated SHOWROOM is closest to the live entertainment featuring the stunning vocals of BRENNA WHITAKER and her 9 piece big band, DJ, Privee Bar Access, & the dance floor. It is a great choice for guests who prefer a bit livelier evening and wish to enjoy the show during dinner.
Formal Attire Welcomed, Cocktail Attire Required
Masks Encouraged! The best masked guest will take home a vintage bottle of Dom Pérignon.
Seatings from at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. • $325 per person

Masquerade Main Dining Room Experience
Our Main Dining Room is furthest away from the entertainment  and does not have views of the stage. It’s perfect for guests who prefer a somewhat more relaxed evening. MDR guests are more than welcome to join for dancing in the Showroom in between courses or after dinner. The live show and DJ are clearly present in the MDR sound system.

Ring in the New Year an exquisite three-course prix fixe “Selection” menu with several options on each course. Your ticket also Includes Main Dining Room Seating, Caviar, a glass of AYALA Champagne, 1AM Bountiful Breakfast Buffet, party favors, DJ & Dancing. (additional upgrades available)

Tickets are pre-sold only and are not refundable. Ticket includes one glass of Champagne. All other beverages not included. A 22% Service Charge is applied to pre-sold ticket and any additional food an beverage purchased the evening of the event.

Formal Attire Welcomed, Cocktail Attire Required
Masks Most Definitely Encouraged! The best masked guest will take home a vintage bottle of Dom Pérignon.
Seatings from at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. • $298 per person

Spago Beverly Hills New Years Eve 2019Masquerade VIP Patio Experience
VIP Seating in our exclusive patio is close to entertainment featuring the stunning vocals of BRENNA WHITAKER and her 9 piece big band, DJ, Main Bar access, and the dance floor.
The patio is quite comfortable, is heated with 2 large fireplaces, and is best for guests who prefer the ULTIMATE NYE experience. There is a maximum of 12 guests at one table.Spago Beverly Hills New Years Eve 2019

Additional extras include: Patio Seating, a VIP welcome at the door with a glass of AYALA Champagne, your meal includes an additional mid-course, and your midnight toast will be poured from a festive Luminous bottle of Vintage Dom Pérignon 2009.

Ring in the New Year an exquisite 4 Course prix fixe menu w/ options on each course. Your ticket also Includes caviar, a glass of 2009 Dom Pérignon Champagne, 1AM Bountiful Breakfast Buffet, favors, DJ & Dancing. (additional upgrades available)

Tickets are pre-sold only and are not refundable. Ticket includes one glass of Champagne. All other beverages not included. A 22% Service Charge is applied to pre-sold ticket and any additional food an beverage purchased the evening of the event.

Please note that most tables have full or partial view of the stage. Some VIP Patio tables do not have a view of the stage. If you require stage view please notate in your reservation and we will do our best to accommodate. Stage view VIP tables are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Formal Attire Welcomed, Cocktail Attire Required
Masks Most Definitely Encouraged! The best masked guest will take home a vintage bottle of Dom Pérignon.
Seatings from at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. • $398 per person

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Spago Beverly Hills
Barbara Lazaroff & friends Spago Beverly Hills ring in the New Years 2020176 North Canon Drive,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

To Book this online
1) Go to this Spago Beverly Hills page at wolfgangpuck.com
2) Click the “Book A Table” button
3) Click the word “Date” and select 12/31
4) Set your number of guests
5) Choose an available time and dining or celebration experience

Note: The info here is to help you find your way to a great Spago experience. However, please refer to the event and pricing information at WolfgangPuck.com for final information.


Spago Christmas Eve dinner graphicSpago’s Very Special Christmas Eve 2019

SPAGO celebrates Christmas Eve with the “Santa Sisters” holiday carolers, a winter wonderland & an extensive 3-course “selection” prix fixe menu filled with seasonal choices.

Joining us for our Spago Beverly Hills’ dinner, guests will be welcomed with a glass of Ca’Des Bosco from Franciacorta — the “Champagne” region of Italy — poured from a magnificent 3L bottle.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
The Spago Christmas Eve Spectacular is for seatings from 4:00p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$185 per guest (excluding beverage, tax & service). If you have children in your party (10 & under) please note the price is $75 per guest (excluding beverage, tax & service).

This event was bookable online this way:
1) Go to this Spago Beverly Hills page at wolfgangpuck.com
2) Click the “Book A Table” button
3) Click the word “Date” and select 12/24
4) Set your number of guests
5) Choose from an available time, from 4:00p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Note: The info here is to help you find your way to a great Spago experience. However, please refer to the event and pricing information at WolfgangPuck.com for final information.


Best of Beverly Hills Golden Palm Awards

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
6:00 p.m.Best of Beverly Hills Golden Palm Awards logo

Montage Hotel
Beverly Hills


Citymeals – 33rd Annual Power Lunch for Women

Citymeals on Wheels logo
In 1986, Citymeals Co-Founder Gael Greene and then Board Member Joan Weill conceived the Power Lunch for Women as a spoof on the concept of the power breakfast. Over the years, this invitation-only event has taken a permanent slot in the appointment books of New York City’s leading women in business, art, politics, and entertainment.

100% of your donation will be used for the preparation and delivery of meals, thanks to our partnership with the New York City Department for the Aging, along with gifts from our board of directors and others designated for administrative expenses.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
11:00 a.m.

The Plaza
768 5th Avenue
NYC, NY

For more information please visit: Citymeals.org/power-lunch-for-women


31st Annual Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards Gala

Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards logoHospitality Design magazine awarded industry leaders—designers, architects, hoteliers, restaurateurs—with the coveted Platinum Circle designation for three decades! Barbara is working on arrangements to be there as their 31st group of luminaries are inducted into this prestigious group for their career achievements.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Conrad Hotel
New York, NY

This is a black-tie festive dinner.

For more information please visit hospitalitydesign.com/awards-events/platinum-circle


Women’s Guild Cedars-Sinai Annual Luncheon

For over 50 years Women’s Guild has inspired innovation at Cedars-Sinai. Together members have raised more than $40 million to support clinical and scientific advances. In addition to this luncheon, the guild offers other opportunities for our members to get together to socialize and learn, bringing in experts in topics of interest. They also take excursions. Knowing how busy members are, the guild opts for quality over quantity when it comes to planning events, whether our goal is to raise funds or just to bring people together for an interesting and fun experience. Barbara plans to and hopes to attend this event.

Honoring:
Cindy Crawford and Elyse Walker

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Beverly Wilshire Hotel

For more information about this event, visit WomensGuildCS.org/our-events#.XTw-Wy2B3G4
To learn about the Women’s Guild, please visit womensguildcs.org.


Friends of Sheba Medical Center logoFriends of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer Gala – Humanity Heals Humanity

Barbara is proud to be on the Friends of Sheba Medical Center Board of Directors and wil be attending this annual Gala — their 49th Anniversary Gala, this year.

They invite all supporters to attend and support Friends of Sheba Medical Center and the Gala.

Sunday, November 3, 2019
5:00pm – 9:00pm

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

For additional information please visit FriendsOfSheba.org/events or contact Rachel Blankstein, Director of Events at rachel-at-shebamed.org or (310) 775-2576.


The 19th Annual Les Girls Cabaret

Les Girls Cabaret logoEach year, the Les Girls cabaret is held to benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCC). Attendees such as Barbara Lazaroff and her guests, enjoy laughs and some sexy wit for a great cause.

Honoree: Cindy Harrell-Horn

To give you an idea of the event, past performers have included Eric B. Anthony, Bryan Batt, Rachel Bloom, Julie Bowen, Wayne Brady, Ty Burrell, Garrett Clayton, Dana Delany, Loretta Devine, Juan Pablo DiPa-ce, Jesse Tyler Fergusun,  Kate Flannery, Barrett Foa, Peter Gallagher, Chris Gorham, Kelsey Grammer, Sam Harris, Gwen Hollander, Felicity Huffam, Carly Hughes, David Hyde Pierce, Allison Janney, Sharon Lawrence, Bethany Joy Lenz, Chris Mann, Katharine McPhee, Ana Ortiz, Busy Philipps, Maddie Poppe, Brooke Shields, Jean Smart, Eric Stonestreet, Lea Thompson, Gina Torres, Bruce Vilanch, Steven Weber and Rutina Wesley

Sunday, October 20, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Avalon Hollywood
1735 North Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

For more information please visit this page at breastcancerdeadline2020.


Bel Air Affaire 2019: A Night with the Kings of Cool – A Rate Pack Tribute

Since 2008 this exclusive evening has raised nearly $8 million for scholarships for deserving and disadvantaged students to attend Israel’s premier institution, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Southern California’s most prominent elite are typically treated to pleasures for the senses, a gourmet meal, and extraordinary and unique entertainment. It’s always a glorious night of indulgence and escape at the Affaire when you come to Bel Air!

Barbara will be there supporting and celebrating AFHU and its 2019 Humanitarian Torch of Learning Award Honorees Phyllis and Lloyd Berkett (z”l).

Saturday September 14, 2019
5:30 p.m.

At a private residence in the Beverly Hills area

For more information about this event, please visit .afhu.org/event/the-bel-air-affaire-2019.


Project Angel Food’s Angel Awards Gala 2019

Project Angel Food logoAlthough Barbara won’t be able to attend as it’s the same time as the Bel Air Affaire, she wants you to know about this excellent event. This is Angel Awards is Project Angel Food’s premier fundraiser, a gala hosted in their parking lot which for this special night becomes a spectacular outdoor ballroom under the stars! Project Angel Food is celebrating 30 years preparing and delivering 11.5 million medically-tailored meals to the most vulnerable in our community.

This year, actor, director, author, and advocate Jamie Lee Curtis, a supporter of this fine organization for two decades now, will receive the Project Angel Food Humanitarian Angel Award.

Proceeds go directly toward operating costs – 85 cents of every dollar purchases food, fuel and other essential supplies to cook, package and deliver free, nutritious meals to more than 1,400 men, women and children living with life-threatening illnesses in LA County.

September 14, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Project Angel Food Headquarters
922 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90038

To learn more please visit angelfood.org/event/angel-awards-2019.


YPO Southland: An Evening to Inspire, guest speaker Barbara Lazaroff

Our Guest Speaker is Barbara Lazaroff, An Evening to Aspire, as we dine in an intimate private room at Spago with the women who created the Wolfgang Puck brand. Not only is Barbara a restauranteur, interior designer, mother but a Philanthropist who is making a difference everyday. Barbara will share her incredible journey with all of us and her insight into the changing direction of Beverly Hills and its future plans to impact the art world. You will not want to miss this event!

Barbara Lazaroff guest speaker at YPO

Tuesday September 10, 2019

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Friends of Sheba Medical Center’s 2nd Annual Women’s Community Luncheon

Barbara was unable to attend but wanted to let you to know about it as proceeds benefit mental health services at Sheba Medical Center in Israel. Sheba Medical Center was recently named one of the top 10 hospitals in the world by Newsweek.

Thursday, August 29, 2019
11:00 a.m.

Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

For more information please visit this event page at friendsofsheba.org.


AIA Restaurant Design Awards 2019 (Part of L.A. Design Festival)

AIA|LA and the 2019 Restaurant Design Awards Jury, plus the 25 spectacular AIA|LA RDA finalists come together for their annual crowd favorite: the live RDA finalists’ panel during which jury members and designers exchange fascinating repartee. Learn about the inspiration that drove design for each project, then hear feedback on the work from the jury. This year’s panel is composed of: Ezequiel Farca, Intl. Assoc. AIA – CEO/Founder Ezequiel Farca; Hans Rockenwagner – Owner, Rockenwagner Bakeries/Cafes; and Garrett Snyder – Food Editor, Los Angeles Magazine.

The LA Design Festival serves as host this year, making the program part of its dazzling design line-up at exciting ROW DTLA. As a past juror, Barbara has been helping present these prestigious awards for many years.
Barbara Lazaroff presenting the AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards 2019

Awards Ceremony
Saturday, June 22, 2019
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

ROW DTLA
Building 2: Space 138
767 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

For more information please write to info@aialosangeles.org


LA Chef Conference 2019

LA Chef Conference 2019 logoThe LA Chef Conference shall be an “exciting day of panel discussions, cooking demos and talks featuring a stellar lineup of Chefs, Restaurateurs, Food Media and Restaurant/Food Experts” — and Barbara will be participating on one of the Panels.

Barbara and the others speakers will take you back in time to explore their roles in the creation of a new American profession.
Panel:
CHEFS, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American Profession.
Book, CHEFS, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American Profession
(This is also the name of the new HarperCollins book of the same name, authored by Andrew Friedman, in which Barbara Lazaroff is featured.)

The money from tickets sold for the LA Chef Conference goes to sponsor C-CAP. C-CAP greatly appreciates your attendence.

Monday, May 20, 2019

The event runs all day.
This panel is from 2:50 – 4:00 p.m.

The Gourmandise School & ArcLight Cinemas
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA 90401

For more information please visit LAChefConference.com.

 


H.D. Design Expo

HD Expo logoHD Expo, a Hospitality Design event, is the leading tradeshow and conference for the hospitality design community, bringing together designers, owner/operators, brand executives, architects, purchasers, and manufacturers for three days of inspiration, CEU-accredited education, and exceptional networking.

Wednesday, May 15 – Friday, May 17, 2019

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

You can learn all about it at HDexpo.com.


James Beard Awards Gala & Reception 2019

James Beard Foundation logo
Barbara kept to her tradition of attending to again honor and celebrate this year’s winners.

The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

Monday, May 6, 2019
Awards ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. CT
The gala walk-around tasting reception immediately follows the Awards ceremony.

Black-Tie attire

Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 North Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

For info see jamesbeard.org/awards.

Spago logo


Easter at Spago Beverly Hills

Guests enjoed a 3-course Easter Menu including:
Champagne Tincture Bar
Pop-up Pie & Bake Shop
And… a visit from the Easter BunnyBarbara Lazaroff and the Easter Bunny at Spago

Sunday, April 21, 2019
11:00a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$175.00 per adult and $75.00 per child (under age 12)

Spago logo


Spago’s 35th Annual Seder
hosted by Barbara Lazaroff
benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger

Barbara and Spago Beverly Hills invite you to the 35th Annual Passover Seder Dinner hosted by Barbara Lazaroff. Officiated by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. Featuring the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir.
Mazon logo

“I feel if you open your traditions and celebrations to all, no matter your religion, background or customs, it fosters tolerance, greater harmony and closer understanding among all people.” ~Barbara Lazaroff

Proceeds from this evening benefit MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger — a national nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger among all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

Saturday, April 20, 2019
5:30 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$195.00 per adult and $80.00 per child (12 and under)


Women in the World 10 — 2019 New York

Women in the World 10, 2019
The 10th annual Women in the World Summit, “a convening of mighty women leaders, blazing activists and courageous movers and shakers who will move you with their provocative first-person storytelling and shake up your worldview.”

It featured Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Brie Larson, Anna Wintour, Rebecca Traister, Bryan Cranston, Stacey Abrams, Kara Swisher, Susan Rice, Cindy McCain, Jill and Faith Soloway, Indra Nooyi, Ashley Judd, Maria Ressa, Christiana Figueres, Wanda Sykes, and many others.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Lincoln Center
New York City, New York

More info about this event is at womenintheworld.com/events/10th-annual-women-in-the-world-summit/


Hospitality Design Summit logo 2019Hospitality Design Summit

HD Summit, presented by Hospitality Design (HD) magazine, is the industry’s only networking conference focused on ideas outside hospitality.

Because everyone needs fresh thinking and new sources of inspiration, HD Summit is designed to sharpen the leadership skills executives need daily — and to provide the big ideas needed to stay ahead of the competition.

Barbara was happy to be able to attend.Hospitality Design Summit 2019 group photo

February 27- March 1, 2019

The Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood, FL

For more info visit HDSummit.com.


Careers Through Culinary Arts Program
C•CAP Annual BenefitC-CAP logo

Enjoy a grand tasting of culinary creations from over 30 of New York’s best-known chefs who will be assisted by talented C-CAP students and alumni, while sipping superb wines and cocktails. The evening will also feature a live and silent auction with once-in-a-lifetime culinary, culture, and travel packages.

C-CAP, a national nonprofit co-chaired by chef, author, and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson and founded by culinary educator Richard Grausman, provides underserved high school students with educational and career opportunities through the culinary arts. Your support of this event is instrumental to transform lives of C-CAP students.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019
5:45p.m. – 9:00 p.m. VIP
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. General Admission

Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
West 23rd St. & the Hudson River
New York City, NY

For ticket information and to support the event, please visit this C•CAP page.

Oscar statue logo


91st Academy Awards & Governors Ball

After America and the Hollywood world watch and celebrate the Academy Awards, the Oscars, the industry celebrates at the Governor’s Ball and Dinner —the official Academy Awards celebration.

Barbara’s son, Byron Lazaroff-Puck will again join his father and Chef Eric Klein, Vice President of Culinary, to help create the event’s magic.
The spectacular Governor’s Ball and Dinner will again be catered by Wolfgang Puck Catering as it has been for over two decades.

Sunday, February 24, 2019
WP Catering logo
Dolby Theatre
Hollywood & Highland Center
Hollywood, CA


Chinois on Main — Chinese New YearChinois Chinese New Year menu 201

Barbara joined the festivities as everyone at Chinois celebrated the year of the honorable pig with a special menu.

The Pig
The Pig is the most generous and honorable sign in the Chinese zodiac.Pigs are perfectionists and care deeply about family and friends.

Some years of the Pig are 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019.
Curious about more?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Chinois on Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, Ca 90405
310-392-3037